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LGBT people organizing in remote areas of Kenya

"LGBTI members are moving away from rural areas to bigger cities to live freely. I am committed in creating safe spaces in rural Kenya, we can’t all move to the cities."

Will Spain default on marriage equality?

There have been more than 24,000 same-sex marriages in Spain since 2005 and a conservative lobby group has asked the country's conservative party with help to repeal the six year old law.

Cuba's communists to oppose LGBT discrimination

Cuban blogger Francisco Rodríguez Cruz reports that the official papers for the January Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, its first in fourteen years, includes opposition to discrimination against LGBT people.

Nigerian Parliament using dirty tricks in push to pass anti-gay bill

Following two previous attempts the Nigerian parliament has revived its efforts at further criminalizing homosexuality in a new bill: "An Act to Prohibit Marriage between Persons of Same Gender, Solemnization Of Same And For Other Matters Related Therewith."

More arrests for "gay sex" reported in Northern Cyprus

"Their [the arrested's] dignity was breached when the men were made to undergo anal examinations in a hospital to prove that [the sodomy law] has been breached." -- ILGA-Europe claims.